Partial closure of intersection at University and Dundas starts Friday, continues through Monday



    TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ - The intersection of University Avenue and Dundas
Street will be partially closed from Friday, April 6 at 7 a.m. until Tuesday,
April 10 at 5 a.m. for TTC track reconstruction work.
    During the closure, one lane of westbound traffic along Dundas Street
will remain open, allowing vehicles to travel through the intersection. No
trucks will be permitted to travel through the intersection because the lane
has been narrowed. Traffic travelling north or south on University Avenue or
east along Dundas Street will not be able to travel through the intersection.
    Traffic travelling north on University Avenue will be diverted at Queen
Street while most southbound traffic on University Avenue will be diverted at
Elm Street. Traffic travelling east on Dundas Street will be diverted at
McCaul Street. In addition, Simcoe Street and Michael Sweet Avenue will be
converted into two-way streets temporarily to maintain local access during the
weekend construction.
    During the closure, motorists are encouraged to use alternative east/west
routes such as Queen Street or College Street and north/south routes including
Yonge Street, Bay Street or Spadina Avenue.

    Transit service changes are as follows:

    505 Dundas Streetcars: Currently and until further notice, 505 Dundas
streetcars are being diverted both ways via: Church Street, Carlton Street and
College Street due to ongoing track work along Dundas Street. Customers on the
Yonge-University-Spadina subway line can transfer to Dundas streetcars at
College Station and at Queens Park Station.

    142 Downtown/Avenue Rd Express Buses: As a result of the intersection
work, on Monday, April 9, 142 Downtown/Avenue Road Express buses will be
diverted around the Dundas/University intersection both ways via: University
Avenue, Armoury Street, Chestnut Street and Edward Street to regular routing.

    For further information about other closures, check with Transportation
Services' Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City's website at
www.toronto.ca/transportation.

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In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
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